educational game based on marble

John Layt john at
Tue Feb 14 21:59:15 UTC 2012

On 10 February 2012 18:19, Aleix Pol <aleixpol at> wrote:
> Have you tried KGeography?

On Friday 10 Feb 2012 10:51:00 Tomaz Canabrava wrote:
> Did you already tried to read the sources to the Marble Application?


An idea that's been kicking around for a while is to use Marble as a 
replacement for KGegoraphy.  There's two possible approaches to take, either 
an application that uses the Marble widget to display things, or plugins for 
Marble that implement various educational activities.  Either would be good, 
but I think the second is more flexible.

As a step towards this there is some work that needs doing, and that is the 
vector map layer in Marble needs replacing.  There is a design for this at and was a GSoC task from 
last year that wasn't taken up.  It may reappear this year.  Implementing this 
vector layer as designed would allow the drawing and selecting of each 
country, state or other feature as an individual item that would be useful for 
a quiz like KGeography.

Tie into this some data sources such as the CIA World Fact Book and in the 
future WikiData and you finally can have the full educational atlas and 
educational tool we've been dreaming of.  I'm sure I did a write-up on this at 
some stage but can't find it right now.

Anyway, the starting point for anyone interested is the Marble guys who would 
love to hear from you.



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